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Changing from plasma to mill profile
« on: January 11, 2021, 04:42:08 PM »
Hello,

I was using the plasma profile and it worked fine.
Now I would like to use the mill profile with the same settings and hardware.
The problem I encountered is that the axes are not moving the right distances, they are wrong by a factor of 1000?
I tried to play around with the motor config but no changes to be noticed.
With the cursor buttons I may move the axes normally, by the measures shown are completely wrong.

Does anyone have an idea how to solve this?

Thank you

Serge

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Re: Changing from plasma to mill profile
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 01:09:20 AM »
good startpoint would be to copy your actual Plasma Profile.

f.e. myplasmaprofile.xml -> mymillprofile.xml

then you can start with a 1:1 Profile.
anything is possible, just try to do it.
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Re: Changing from plasma to mill profile
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 03:10:51 AM »
Thank you for that hint I will give it a try and keep you posted.
Re: Changing from plasma to mill profile
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 03:48:59 AM »
Hm, I didn't find the files: myplasmaprofile.xml nor mymillprofile.xml.
The only files I found Mach3mill and plasma, but the structure / content is different.

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Re: Changing from plasma to mill profile
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 04:06:44 AM »
that was only a example.

the real Name of your Profile is displayed in STD screenset right lower Corner.
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Changing from plasma to mill profile
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 06:08:45 AM »
Ok got it, thank you
Re: Changing from plasma to mill profile
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2021, 04:50:12 PM »
Try to exchange the xml files, but that does not help, the MACH3 Mill will start as MACH3 Plasma.
Did I make a mistake or are there any other ideas?

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Re: Changing from plasma to mill profile
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2021, 09:11:31 PM »
You also need to load the standard mill screen set 1024.set from the view menu.
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Re: Changing from plasma to mill profile
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2021, 01:49:39 AM »
try to run Mach3.exe from Mach3 Folder, then you get a window, where you can choose the profie you want, and then load
Mach3Mill screenset.
 
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Changing from plasma to mill profile
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2021, 10:10:58 AM »
The screen set may be set in the xml file:
<Layout>1024.set</Layout>

I played around with the xml file and change almost all the parameters of the mill to the ones from plasma.
The reason for this is simply that there are different parameters you may set between plasma and mill.

Later today I will try if it works.